Mackintosh LTC – Tennis Xpress course – starts Monday 3rd June

TENNIS XPRESS COURSE –
STARTS ON MONDAY 3RD JUNE

Calling all Adults,

Are you keen to learn a new sport? Perhaps you would like to be able to play tennis with your children. If you have never played tennis before, or haven’t played in a long time, then Tennis Xpress is for you. It is an easy and fun way for adult beginners to get into the game.
During the six week course you will be taught new skills and be shown how to serve, rally and score, so that by the end, you will be able to enjoy fun matches with your friends, family or other people you meet.

We are running a course at Mackintosh LTC, starting on Monday 3rd June 7-8:30pm. For more information or to book a place, please follow the link below:
https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/TennisXpress/Course/c17b2113-e65c-4581-bea9-fbca53a3d133

Mackintosh LTC – Summer Holiday Tennis Camps 2019

Are you starting to make plans for the Summer Holidays? Are you looking for activities to keep your children active during the holidays?

Mackintosh Lawn Tennis Club are running Tennis Camps during the Summer Holidays. Aimed at ages 4-16 of all experience levels, the tennis camps are a fantastic way for your children to keep fit, have fun, improve their tennis and make new friends. With our enthusiastic team of qualified coaches (all DBS checked, and First Aid trained) your children are guaranteed an amazing experience.

We will be running four weeks of Summer Holiday Tennis Camps on the following dates:

Week 1 – Monday 22nd July – Friday 26th July
Week 2 – Monday 27th July – Friday 2nd August
Week 3 – Monday 5th August – Friday 9th August
Week 4 – Monday 12th August – Friday 16th August

For children aged 4-8 years we will be running Mini Red sessions every morning 10-11am. For the children aged 8+ there is All Day tennis camp running from 11am-4pm. There is also wrap around care available for children attending the All Day camp from 8am-6pm – please enquire for further details.

If you would like to book a place, please download & complete the form below & return along with payment to Rhys Morgan – places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Mackintosh LTC – Summer Holiday Tennis Camps 2019

We are also running Adults Tennis Camps during the Summer Holidays from 7-8:30pm on the following dates: Monday 22nd July, Friday 26th July, Monday 29th July, Friday 2nd August, Monday 5th August, Monday 12th August, Wednesday 14th August, Friday 16th August.

Please see the form below with further details:
Mackintosh LTC – Adult Summer Tennis Camps 2019

Mackintosh LTC – Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend Open Day 2019

On Saturday 18th May 3-6pm we will be hosting a Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend Open Day.  Whether you’ve never picked up a racket before or you’re a seasoned regular – there is fun to be had for all members of the family.

On the day we will be providing an opportunity to get involved with FREE taster sessions for players of all ages and experience levels, including: Tots Tennis, Mini Tennis, Junior Tennis, Adults Tennis Xpress and Cardio Tennis.

Please sign-up via the link below:
https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/Events/MackintoshLTC/3cb774d6-0b44-4b69-bab6-e769e00957bd

If you require any additional information, please get in contact with Rhys Morgan (Head Coach) at: tenniscoach@mackintoshsportsclub.org or on 07929 264165

Mackintosh LTC – 2019/20 Membership Renewals DUE

2019/20 Membership Renewals DUE


Calling all Members, Players, Parents and Prospective Members,

We hope you have enjoyed your year as a member at Mackintosh LTC. Membership fees for the 2019/20 year are due from 1st April 2019. To take advantage of the Early Bird Membership discount (save up to £30), please make payment by 30th April 2019.

We have great news that in September, major works will be undertaken at the club. Courts 1&2 will be resurfaced and Court 3 will be reconstructed, including the removal of the trees and bank. Internal fencing will also be renewed. The total cost for the project is around £82K. Unfortunately, during this time we will have limited access to courts 4&5 – we are currently investigating other facilities to ensure there are still opportunities for Coaching and Social hitting during this period.

This year we are delighted to be able to process all membership renewals online for the first time, using LTA software ClubSpark.

To renew your membership you will need to follow a few simple steps:
1. Click here (you will be redirected to our ClubSpark membership page)
2. Register / Log in to ClubSpark
3. Select your membership package
4. Make payment (there is an option to pay in full via Direct Debit, Credit/Debit Card, Cheque or Cash)

Following on from last year, we are keen to get more parents playing tennis at the club. We have got an option to join as a parent member for £50 – this entitles you to use the courts with your child on Saturdays after 3pm, all day on Sundays and during school holidays (when the courts are available).

Additionally, we are continuing our membership referral offer this year – if you refer a friend who joins as a FULL Individual Adult, you will receive a FREE 1/2 hour Individual Lesson or a Mackintosh LTC T-shirt.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Rhys Morgan (Head Coach) or Emma McClory (Club Secretary).

Mackintosh LTC – 14&U Road to Wimbledon Competition 2019

14&U ROAD TO WIMBLEDON CHALLENGE

On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May, we will be hosting our annual 14&U Road to Wimbledon Challenge at Mackintosh LTC. This event is open to all juniors aged 14 & under (born 1 Sept 2004 – 31 Aug 2008). We will be running both a Boys Singles and Girls Singles event. Entry costs £8 per player.

The runners-up and winners from the Mackintosh event will be invited to the County Finals, with the winners from the County Finals invited to compete in the National Finals at Wimbledon in August.

This event is a fantastic opportunity for all junior players to gain more experience playing matches.

Please contact Rhys Morgan (Head Coach) if your child would like to enter.

Mackintosh LTC – Family Quorn Tennis Cup 2019

FAMILY QUORN TENNIS CUP – SATURDAY 30TH MARCH

On Saturday 30th March we will be running a Family Quorn Cup Red Ball event starting at 2:30pm at Mackintosh LTC. The event usually lasts approximately 2 hours (dependent on number of pairs taking part). This event is FREE for members to enter.

Who can play in the 2019 red ball event?
Any child born 1 September 2008 or later (10U) playing with an adult family member* born 31 August 2000 or earlier (18+).

* Adult family member – parent, carer, guardian, step parent, co-parent, uncle, auntie, sibling or grandparent.

The winners of each red ball competition will earn the opportunity of a day out at a Quorn Family Tennis Cup event held on the qualifying weekend of a LTA grass court major event in June. Each pair will have the chance to play against other winners on the day as well as watch the professional players in action.

For further information on the Quorn Family Tennis Cup please click here.

Please contact Rhys Morgan (Head Coach) if you and your child would like to enter.

Mackintosh LTC – Easter Holiday Tennis Camps 2019

During the Easter Holidays we will be running 2 weeks of tennis camps. The tennis camps are a fantastic way for your children to keep fit, have fun, improve their tennis and make new friends.

Dates:
Week 1: Monday 15th – Thursday 18th April
Week 2: Tuesday 23rd – Friday 26th April

Sessions/Prices:
Mini Red (ages 4-8)   10-11am  

£22 members / £28 non-members (per week)
£6 members / £8 non-members (per day)

All Day (ages 8+)   11am-4pm 
£72 members / £90 non-members (per week)
£20 members / £25 non-members (per day)

If you would like to book a place, please download and complete the form below and return with payment to Rhys Morgan

Mackintosh LTC – Easter Holiday Tennis Camps 2019

Adults Easter Tennis Camps
We will also be running 3 days of Adults Tennis Camps during Easter Holidays 7-8:30pm on the following dates: Monday 15th, Wednesday 17th and Friday 26th April.

Players will be grouped with others of a similar standard

The costs for Adults Tennis Camp will be as follows:
£10 members / £12 non-members (per day)
£24 members / £30 non-members (3 days)

Please note – only a limited number of places available for the tennis camps. Please book your place early to avoid disappointment.

Mackintosh LTC – 2019 Dates for your Diary

We have got another busy year of events taking place at the club. Please see below some of the important dates to put in your diaries:

January
Tuesday 29th 7-9pm – Australian Open Social Tennis Competition

February
Saturday 2nd 3-5pm – Sytner Mini Red Competition
Sunday 3rd 2-5pm – Sytner Mini Green Competition
Monday 25th – Wednesday 27th 10am-4pm Half Term Tennis Camps
Thursday 28th 10am-4pm Half Term Tennis Camps Competition Day

March
Friday 1st – Entries close for Handicap Competition
Monday 4th – Handicap Competition starts
Tuesday 5th 7-9pm – Shrove Tuesday Frying-Pan Competition
Sunday 10th 2-5pm – Sytner Mini Orange Competition (re-arranged)
Sunday 17th 11am – Big Clear-up Day
Sunday 24th 10am-4pm – Leaders Course

April
Saturday 13th 3pm – Handicap Competition Finals
Monday 15th – Thursday 18th 10am-4pm Easter Tennis Camps (Week 1)
Tuesday 23rd – Friday 26th April 10am-4pm Easter Tennis Camps (Week 2)
Sunday 28th 3pm – Wimbledon Ticket Ballot and Social Competition

May
Sat 18th 3-6pm Great British Tennis Weekend Open Day
Tues 28th – Fri 31st 10am-4pm – Half Term Tennis Camps

June
Tues 4th 7-9pm French Open Social Tennis Competition

July
Monday 8th Club Championships start
Tues 9th 7-9pm Wimbledon Social Tennis Competition
Mon 22nd – Fri 26th 10am-4pm – Summer Tennis Camps (Week 1)
Mon 29th – Fri 2nd Aug 10am-4pm – Summer Tennis Camps (Week 2)

August
Mon 5th – Fri 9th 10am-4pm – Summer Tennis Camps (Week 3)
Mon 12th – Fri 16th 10am-4pm – Summer Tennis Camps (Week 4)
Fri 16th 5pm – Summer Tennis Camps After Party & BBQ
Sat 17th 11am Club Championships Finals Day

September
Mon 2nd – Sun 8th Mackintosh Annual Tour to Fuengirola, Spain
Sat 28th Annual Presentation Evening

October
Tues 29th  7-9pm Halloween Social Tennis Competition

November
Fri 15th 7:30pm Mackintosh Quiz Night

December
Tues 10th 7-9pm Christmas Social Tennis Competition
Sat 14th Christmas Parties

All events are subject to change due to fixtures and coaching schedule. Please see emails, texts and notice boards for updates

Easystore Backs One of the UK’s Top Tennis Clubs

South Wales self storage firm Easystore has backed one of the country’s top tennis clubs in a sponsorship deal that helps the future of the sport in the Welsh capital.

Mackintosh LTC is based in the Roath area of Cardiff and will utilise the partnership to help reinvest in its facilities as well as support its senior teams, starting with an Open Day on Saturday 12th May.

Brendan Connies-Laing, Director of Easystore Self Storage, spoke of the link-up with the club: “I am incredibly honoured that Easystore has teamed up with one of the UK’s top tennis clubs. I am a hugely passionate tennis fan so to see this come to fruition is fantastic. The business has always supported local causes that sit near to our locations in Cardiff and Bridgend and I am delighted that we have managed to throw our weight behind another worthy and burgeoning community hub.”

Tom Griffiths, Chairman at Mackintosh LTC, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Easystore Self Storage has chosen to support Mackintosh Tennis Club. This investment will enable us to keep progressing on both a club and national level. Sharing a huge passion and love of tennis makes Easystore Self Storage the perfect partner for us.”

Located in the heart of Roath, near the centre of Cardiff, the Mackintosh Sports Club has a very well established Lawn Tennis Club. Mackintosh Lawn Tennis Club recently named Tennis Wales Club of the Year for 2017 is one of the oldest tennis clubs in Wales and a founder member of the Welsh LTA. The club boasts a total of five outdoor floodlit hard macadam courts, and offers a comprehensive coaching and competitions programme catering for players of all ages and experience levels.

Easystore Self Storage was established in 2002 and developed its first facility in Cardiff the following year with the Bridgend facility opening in 2009. Previously, Mr Connies-Laing gained experience working within the self storage industry in the USA and recognised the importance of access control systems and in improving the self storage customer experience.

Easystore has several unique qualities that set it apart from other self storage companies such as easy access 24/7 along with a simple pricing structure. The business has a rich history of supporting community hubs with Brackla RFC, Rumney Under 16s and Techniquest all partnering up with the self storage firm over the last few years.

On Saturday 12th May 3-6pm, Mackintosh LTC is hosting a Great British Tennis Weekend Open Day. Come along and get involved with free taster sessions for all of the family, including: Tots Tennis, Mini Tennis, Junior Tennis, Tennis Xpress and Cardio Tennis. There will be special offers available on the day for new members.

For more information on Mackintosh LTC, please call 07929 264165 or email tenniscoach@mackintoshsportsclub.org.

For more information regarding Easystore please contact Cardiff or Bridgend on info@easystore.co.uk and follow @easystore_uk on Twitter.